Why PP-R Pipe Offers Higher Volumetric Flow

Why PP-R Pipe Offers Higher Volumetric Flow

If you’re familiar at all with PP-R piping systems, you’re probably aware that POLOPLAST pipes offer some significant advantages over metal pipes, including a longer lifespan. One technical detail that sometimes gets overlooked, though, is the volumetric flow rate of...
How Much Insulation is Needed for PP-R HVAC Systems?

How Much Insulation is Needed for PP-R HVAC Systems?

Current building energy codes and standards require pipe insulation on service hot water and HVAC piping. While requirements vary, none of the model codes differentiates pipe insulation requirements based on pipe material. Naturally, the amount of insulation needed...
Why PP-R Piping Has Metal Pipe Manufacturers Running Scared

Why PP-R Piping Has Metal Pipe Manufacturers Running Scared

The superiority of polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems compared to their metallic counterparts in the areas of weight, lifespan, and cost-efficiency have metal pipe manufacturers looking for any excuse to cast aspersions on our products. In a way, we can’t blame...
Thermal Fusion: A Piping Guide

Thermal Fusion: A Piping Guide

At POLOPLAST, we’re proud to say that our pipes are less labor-intensive to install than metallic pipes. Thermal fusion is a big part of the reason why. Our pipes don’t require welding with an open flame the way metal pipes do. Instead, they’re joined by a process...